QinetiQ Maritime provides independent technical advice, test and evaluation services through the naval platform, systems and equipment lifecycle. We have over 500 specialists in the design, integration and operation of systems and equipment.
QinetiQ Maritime provides leading-edge technical advice, design, integration, test and evaluation services throughout the naval platform, systems and equipment lifecycle to support force capability assurance to fleets around the world.
QinetiQ’s naval capabilities, experience and facilities enable our customers to make authoritative evidence-based decisions to ensure safety, capability and value for money during procurement, acceptance and operations.
The company, with its headquarters near Portsmouth, UK, has 500 specialists in the design, integration and operation of systems and equipment in surface ships and submarines.
Naval architecture and marine engineering services
QinetiQ provides ship and submarine concept design, supported by our commercially available Paramarine™ software. We help our clients to select cost-effective designs by performing rapid cost-capability trade-off analyses. Our SURVIVE software also delivers susceptibility and vulnerability assessment of naval systems in a multitude of threat, weapon and damage scenarios.
QinetiQ’s naval architecture and marine engineering services harness an in-depth analysis and simulation capability underpinned by decades of experimental testing and validation. We provide technical advice, test and evaluation in areas including structural strength, fatigue, shock, noise and vibration, stealth materials, hull form resistance, sea keeping, manoeuvrability, propeller design, cavitation, submarine escape and rescue (SMERAS), submarine atmospheres, diving and hyperbaric medicine. QinetiQ’s large-scale experimental facilities, such as the ocean basin, ship tank and hyperbaric trials unit, have benefited many customers around the world.
Naval C4I services
QinetiQ specialises in specifying combat systems, control, computing communications and information (C4I) requirements to support our customers’ need to procure and operate fit-for-purpose systems to establish a comprehensive tactical picture. We provide our clients with system architectural design, integration, test and evaluation services, and support ships and submarines through their lifecycle with capability upgrades and technology insertion as required.
Operating a land-based test site on behalf of the UK Royal Navy, QinetiQ’s ship integration facility and communications reference facility provides a valuable resource for its customer. With deep expertise in situational awareness, radar, sensor integration, data and plot fusion and track extraction, QinetiQ’s project teams provide an unparalleled resource for our customers.
QinetiQ’s naval C4I services include radar and electro optical (EO) sensor performance modelling and optimisation, tracking systems, stimulators and simulators, real-time tactical picture products, information management and assurance, secure end-to-end communications networks and communications system engineering.
Naval signature management services
QinetiQ delivers a comprehensive warship and submarine signature management and treatment service to meet vessel and flotilla stealth requirement from concept design through to in-service operation. By drawing on deep specialist domain knowledge and experience we provide a holistic picture of a vessel’s signature, including radiated acoustic noise, magnetic, radar cross-section (RCS) and electronic warfare (EW) calibration.
QinetiQ provides instrumented range services which enable our clients to evaluate sonobuoy, towed array, weapon, decoy and multi-vessel performance in a safe and secure environment. Our experienced teams also deliver in-situ naval signature management services using our transportable range facilities.
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QinetiQ Composite Material Engineering Services Develops New Composite Concepts for Use in Submarine Structures
The MOD operates a diverse range of ships and submarines worldwide, from nuclear-powered submarines carrying the UK's strategic deterrent, to aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, minehunters, fleet auxiliaries, patrol craft and small boats for operations and training.
Building on a long and successful history of developing, integrating, testing and assuring naval Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and combat systems for the UK Royal Navy, QinetiQ is able to offer a unique set of services and solutions to meet the wider maritime mission system needs of the world's navies.
The System Design Authority is part of Maritime Platform Systems, which itself is part of the Ships Operating Centre within the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.
The Borei Class is a Russian fourth-generation nuclear-powered missile submarine. It is intended to eventually replace the ageing Delta III and Typhoon Class submarines and become an important deterrent for the Russian Navy.
QinetiQ’s Two Tonne Shock Table (2TMC) has recently been recommissioned and is now available for use by customers, together with the Deck Shock Machine (DMC), restoring the capability.
QinetiQ has opened a facility to further develop its advanced laser technology in Farnborough, UK.
QinetiQ is to demonstrate the integration of unmanned systems into Royal Navy operations, under a £1m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).
QinetiQ has secured a £4.2m contract with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) to deliver a command and control demonstration system for the coordination of multiple unmanned vehicles.
The growing importance of Maritime Autonomous Systems will characterise naval activity of the future, according to the Global Marine Trends 2030 (GMT 2030) report launched today.
QinetiQ has been awarded an 18 month contract to continue supporting the Royal Navy's Software Issuing Office (SIO) in the distribution of all software and electronic data to its fleet units across the globe.
QinetiQ's Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NSS) as its primary naval architectural software.
QinetiQ Secures Second DSTL Contract to Support Implementing a Systems Approach to Defeat Small Boat Threat
QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to carry out additional research into generating quality situational awareness to enable the coordination of the defence of a vessel against the surface threat posed by small boats.
BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land and at sea.
The In-Service Submarines Team, which is part of the MoD Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) agency, is responsible for all Royal Navy in-service submarines (Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute Classes) and for supporting the introduction of new submarines into service.
This case study covers the use of Paramarine marine design software by the Marine and Technology division within Babcock.
UCL was founded in 1826 and is today among the world's top universities, with 21 Nobel Prize winners having come from the UCL community.
The UK Royal Navy Command Information Superiority Staff provides an integrated team that deals with issues ranging from MoD strategy to the detail of support to front line units engaged in operations.
The Vulnerability Reduction and Shock Engineering Team is part of the Naval Authority Group within the Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).
QinetiQ was engaged by Fincantieri on behalf of the Italian Navy to provide independent advice. This included escape and safety system design support in the development and integration of a new onboard emergency escape system.
Paramarine has been and is used extensively across BAE Systems on projects such as the Astute class of submarines, Type 45 Royal Navy ships, and the new aircraft carrier programmes.
QinetiQ worked with the team within MPS whose role it is to ensure the integrity of ship magazine designs and that the safety clearances for the ammunition and explosives contained within them are in place prior to embarkation.